The Rock Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland opened the doors to it’s new library and archives on Jan 17th, which will provide fans and scholars alike access to historic tidbits relating to the history of Rock music. Rock treasures include everything from personal letters from Mick Jagger, Madonna and Aretha Franklin, a handwritten song list for a concert by Elvis Presley, to video of the Rolling Stones 1981-1982 tour.
The collection, which is housed in four-story, $12 million dollar building, includes more than 3,500 books, 1,400 audio recordings and 270 videos. The Library also houses many photos, albums and covers, oral histories, scrapbooks and more for the public’s viewing pleasure from top artists in the history of rock.
“We hope to serve music scholars, teachers, students and the general public, we hope to see all of them here.” said Andy Leach, the Museum’s Director. Many additional resources, everything from books, to records, to hours of video will be added to the collection as stored items and new donations are processed into the library.
While items are not available for visitors to checkout, anyone can use the library to read, browse or listen to any of the resources provided. It should be noted that access to certain items is available only while under supervision.
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